Panthers’ Ekblad stretchered off ice with apparent leg injury

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Adam Gretz
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Scary scene in Dallas on Sunday evening when Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad had to be stretchered off the ice with an apparent leg injury.

The injury happened midway through the second period when he went into the corner to make a play on the puck.

As he turned, his skate appeared to get caught on the ice resulting a gruesome looking injury that left him on the ice in serious pain as he grabbed at his knee.

He was attended to on the ice and removed by stretcher.

Ekblad has been having a fantastic season for the Panthers — one of the best of his career — and entered play on Sunday with 11 goals and 10 assists in 34 games. He just scored the game-winning goal for the Panthers in overtime on Saturday night and recorded an assist on Sunday.

More updates to come as the Panthers update Ekblad’s status.

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Adam Gretz is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.

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